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Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

    Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory, and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA directors, national security advisors, secretaries of defense — to answer for their…

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The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas

    The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas

This text is adapted from “Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today” All around the world people invent, adapt and share techniques for resilience and resistance to tear gas. In doing so, they care for each other. They transform this weapon into a collectivizing tool. There is a…

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Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

    Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate? That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, he points out in a recent New York Times op-ed, “Serious discussion of foreign…

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Is Trump Pushing Neutral Groups Like the ACLU Towards an Anti War Stance?

    Is Trump Pushing Neutral Groups Like the ACLU Towards an Anti War Stance?

For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has been hard, crushingly hard. But there are a few silver linings. First, there is now a multi-issue campaign…

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The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12

  The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12

A foreign policy crisis is coming May 12. President Donald Trump’s likely decision on that day to not continue waiving sanctions on Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will significantly increase the chances of war. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by China, Russia, and most of western Europe requires the American president…

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As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

  As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

Last Thursday, General Mattis told the US Senate Armed Forces Committee that he believes a military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasingly likely: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where”. This should not come as any surprise. Anyone who can peer out through the gossamer…

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The Impact of America’s Wars on Freedoms and Democracy at Home

  The Impact of America’s Wars on Freedoms and Democracy at Home

MINNEAPOLIS – Despite concern that the United States will soon find itself in a major war that could have global consequences, many Americans are uninterested in that eventuality as shown by the minimal attention major geopolitical events, like the recent bombing of Syria or the 17-year-long occupation of Afghanistan, receive compared to the President’s alleged…

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War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

  War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran has no intention of letting Tel Aviv get off scot-free after the Israeli military struck an alleged Iranian air-defense system at the T4 base in Syria earlier this month, according to a senior military official in Tehran who promised that the Islamic Republic “cannot remain indifferent” to escalations by Israel, the…

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Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

  Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

The world is standing at the precipice of potential global conflict following accusations that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons on April 7 in Eastern Ghouta to cap what clearly was its inevitable victory against the last major jihadist hold-out in the country. The alleged incident remains muddled in terms of material evidence, yet reports…

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Here’s How John Bolton Could Sabotage the Korea Peace Talks

  Here’s How John Bolton Could Sabotage the Korea Peace Talks

This article is the final installment of a series exploring the past of soon-to-be National Security Adviser John Bolton and what his appointment will mean for U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on the Middle East, Latin America, and the Koreas. Part I examined Bolton’s past advocacy for Israel, often at the U.S.’ expense. Part…

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